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Professor in Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa

Rural communities often perceive tourism as the domain of foreign wealthy tourists. Receiving no benefit from these visitors with whom they often have to share their homes and resources. Researchers like Prof Mearns and his collaborators step into this gap to create better places for people to live and for guests to visit.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor in Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Portsmouth, UK, PhD Environmental Design and Management